THE ONGOING project to redevelop Wrexham Museum into a major new national attraction has reached a significant milestone.

Wrexham Museum has announced that it will close to the public after Saturday, November 4, alongside the Courtyard Cafe, so work can begin to prepare the building for redevelopment - which is due to be completed in 2026.

The Archives will also close a day earlier on November, 3, being the final day they are open to the public before work begins.

The museum team will be moving to a temporary base in the city centre whilst redevelopment work is being carried out.

Wrexham Archives will be relocating to a brand new permanent home at Wrexham Library, while Courtyard Cafe will be opening temporarily at Tŷ Pawb’s Food Court. 

All opening dates will be announced very soon. 

The museum building is being transformed into the Museum of Two Halves - a new football museum for Wales, alongside a fully refurbished Wrexham Museum.

The new football museum will celebrate Welsh football, past and present, in all its diversity, from grassroots clubs to the national teams, as well as highlighting Wrexham’s historic achievements in the sport and celebrating the rich football heritage of the County Borough.


New galleries will be created to display the Wrexham Museum collections, which means an enhanced experience for visitors and a first-class, modern venue for discovering the fascinating and eventful story of our region of North East Wales.

A Wrexham Museum spokesperson said: "Although the museum building on Regent Street will be closed while the refurbishments are carried out, we are taking steps to ensure you’ll still be able to access many of our museum services at alternative temporary locations in the city centre."